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Student Profile: Joe Zesski

Student Profile: Joe Zesski

June 15, 2002

It's a common question that Harvard Divinity School students learn to endure from friends, family, and even complete strangers: What made you decide to study religion? But of all the answers that can and have been given to that query, the one provided by Joe Zesski, who graduated with an MDiv degree in 2002, is especially compelling.

HDS Students and Staff Minister to Ground Zero Workers

HDS Students and Staff Minister to Ground Zero Workers

May 1, 2002

It wasn't a typical, carefree spring-break trip. Rather than focusing on their own "r & r," five Harvard Divinity School students, one alumna, and two staff members decided to give comfort to Ground Zero site workers for two days during their March break. And this in turn provided the HDS students and staff with a first-hand experience in pastoral care that they say was unforgettable.

Livezey Research Puts Urban Churches on the Map

Livezey Research Puts Urban Churches on the Map

April 26, 2002

Lowell Livezey of the University of Illinois, Chicago, is the Visiting Luce Lecturer on Urban Ministry at Harvard Divinity School this Spring. He is teaching two courses this semester, "Religious Agency in the Metropolis" and the Urban Ministry Seminar, co-taught with HDS Professor Nancy Richardson. On Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 5:15 pm in the Sperry Room of Andover Hall, Livezey was featured in an Urban Ministry Forum entitled "The Shifting Focus of Cities: Sharpening the Church's Lens."

Student Profile: Milia Islam

Student Profile: Milia Islam

March 10, 2002

Early in September of 2001, Milia Islam was already anticipating a tough transition in coming to a big northeastern city such as Boston after having lived most of her life in a small Missouri town (Fulton, population 10,000), and in undertaking a Harvard graduate program that is challenging under the best of circumstances.

WSRP Associates Share New Location and Ideas

WSRP Associates Share New Location and Ideas

February 15, 2002

At first glance, it might appear that the five research associates with the Women's Studies in Religion Program at HDS this year don't have much in common—other than the fact that they're all women. To an extent probably greater than ever before, these 2001-02 resident scholars represent a startling range of academic specialization, ethnicity, religious background, and geographical origin.